The Panthers first-year players and selected veterans will get a jump on training camp this week with a three-day rookie camp that starts Monday at the teams Charlotte practice facility.
Cam Newton, the NFL Rookie of the Year in 2011, and the other quarterbacks will participate in the pre-training camp sessions to get their timing down with the Panthers new receivers.
A number of players who did not practice during organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp due to injury also will attend the rookie camp.
Thatll give us a chance to get those guys a little more acclimated because they really didnt get a chance to participate in minicamp, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. Itll give us a chance to see where they all are. Hopefully, theyre all 100 percent.
Right tackle Jeff Otah (knee), defensive tackles Terrell McClain (knee) and Ron Edwards (hamstring), defensive end Charles Johnson (knee) and linebacker Thomas Davis (knee) were among the players who missed minicamp.
Rivera did not say which of the injured players would be available.
Defensive tackle Andre Neblett, suspended for the first four regular-season games for violating the leagues policy on performance-enhancing substances, will take part in the rookie camp, Rivera said.